WASHINGTON, D.C. -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today announced that he will lead a Congressional delegation trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland from January 22-25, 2014.
Leader Cantor announced, "It is a great honor to lead members of the U.S. House of Representatives to the World Economic Forum in Davos. I look forward to engaging in an exchange of ideas on areas of economic growth, opportunity, and competitiveness in order to help America’s working middle class families. The Forum also provides an excellent opportunity to meet with world leaders to discuss shared national security challenges and partnerships."
Chairman Darrell Issa said, "With so many great minds in one place, I look forward to attending the World Economic Forum. I value the opportunity to meet with foreign leaders as well as top executives to discuss global economic challenges and how we can better implement solutions to our own country’s job creation issues. This is an exciting chance to listen and learn from individuals in positions of responsibility."
Chairman Jeb Hensarling said, "The best way to confront the profound economic challenges we face in the U.S. and around the world is by expanding economic freedom so more people have the opportunity to succeed in life. I look forward to engaging world economic leaders on the importance of growing trade and capital markets as a way to expand economic freedom."
Chairwoman Kay Granger said, "The World Economic Forum is an exceptional opportunity to engage directly with heads of state and business leaders from around the world. This conference sets the stage for the international community to come together to discuss common challenges, exchange ideas and promote global economic growth. I look forward to again representing the United States, promoting our American values, and learning from this experience."
Congressman Patrick McHenry said, "The nature of today's global economy requires public and private sector leaders to regularly engage to improve our communities. The World Economic Forum provides a tremendous opportunity for these leaders to collaborate on policies and ideas that strengthen our economy and spur job growth. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of disruptive finance and how it can help achieve our mutual goals."
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart said, "The World Economic Forum gives Congress a unique opportunity to participate in intimate discussions with heads of state and business leaders from all over the world. This symposium provides a forum to exchange ideas and gather insight to the many challenging economic, political, and security issues facing the U.S. and our global partners. I look forward to once again joining Majority Leader Cantor and the rest of the delegation on this trip."
The members participating in the trip include: Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) of the House Oversight Committee, Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) of the House Financial Services Committee, Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-TX) of the House Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, Chairman Patrick McHenry of the Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL).
Learn more about the World Economic Forum here: http://www.weforum.org/